Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $1.6 million federal grant for research into how tumor cells avoid detection by the body’s immune system.
The five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute and will help Case researchers examine “immune tolerance,” a process that keeps tumor cells from being detected by the immune system, according to a statement from Case.
The research team will be led by Dr. Alex Huang, an assistant professor of pediatrics, pathology and biomedical engineering with Case, and a hematologist and oncologist at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Huang hopes to one day apply the research to pediatrics.
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